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TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Robot teachers coming to South Korea in 2012

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Is this the start of robot domination? South Korea will now be going ahead of having robot teaching assistants, known as the R-Learning, and having them in at least 500 preschools in 2010 at a cost of 1 billion won, and an additional 40 billion won by 2012. By 2013, it would be present in 8000 preschools – so expect robots to be teaching your kids the alphabet (and possibly […]

Mobile operators unite to bring global apps store

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Twenty-four telecom operators – including Vodafone, SingTel, China Unicom, China Telecom, Telenor, TeleSonera, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange , AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have announced that they will form together a group known as the Wholesale Applications Community. The group will have the backing of the GSMA consortium and will be backed by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The group was founded on a goal to “establish a simple route […]

1 Billion App Countdown

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On Friday, April 10, Apple announced a 1 Billion App Countdown to promote it’s revolutionary App Store and the Apps available for download. Such an achievement is being rewarded with 4 Apple products – a $10 000 iTunes Gift Card (Yes, that’s $10 000), an iPod Touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro – going to a lucky winner that enters the competition by simply downloading an App from […]

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